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. >> schools and government offices across the region) for the second day. if you have to work, you might need to find another way to get to the office. -- schools and government offices are closed. >> there's no amtrak trains today and no metro rail or bus service or marc rail or vre service and no flights at the area airports either. >> adam caskey is in northwest d.c. with a storm chaser 7. >> in the 5300 block of nebraska avenue just down from military road intersection. i grabbed my trusty spotlight and was able to investigate some of the damage in the dark a little better. what we are looking at is the nebraska avenue side of the street. between these two houses a huge tree it bigger than i can wrap my arms around fell from the backyard to the front yard. luckily, most of the tree fell in between the two houses. i'm telling you, the trunk is so large i cannot wrap my arms around it. it would've been even greater damage had its hipa -- had it hit the house. the chimney is on the front lawn and the roof is damaged. the root ball of the tree that's about twice as big as me is exposed. let'
. the president told storm victims the government is there for them and he will not tolerate any red tape. >> the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit until this is done. >> in the new york area, there are signs of progress as well. kennedy and newark airports reopened with limited service. parts of the subway system will run today and amtrak will start running trains in and out of new york tomorrow. >> good progress there. five days to go until election day. president obama returning to the campaign trail today. he has stops in several states. >> his challenger mitt romney will campaign in the battleground state of virginia. >> the president's advisors insist his break will have minimum impact on his standing. if anything, his time in new jersey showed his presidential leadership. only time will tell if the cancellation of a number of events by each candidate will hurt. the president put his push on hold as he surveyed the damage along the jersey shore. today he is in wisco
. in addition, the federal government was indicating they were leaning toward the closure of federal offices in d.c. and we were also hearing from pepco dominion about concerns of their ability to maintain power needed to preserve metro rail service. those three factors led us to this decision like many transit agencies up and down the east coast, to suspend service entirely monday and possibly beyond. >> divided each year to shut it down completely rather than to start service and then decide where to redraw lines to shut off part of the service? >> it is difficult when you have passengers on the system or folks who may have taken your service to work or wherever they were going and then after communicate a message that the service is in the process of shutting down. we did not want that type of situation. we did not want to put passengers and emergency responders in a position where they would have to endure a power outage on a train or some situation like that. >> what is the process of deciding when the system will be back up and running? >> i would not expect any decision on that prior
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